[Below information on a protest organised by the Venezuela Information Centre (VIC) for Tuesday 4 March.]
TUESDAY 4 MARCH, 12.30pm-2pm
Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London (main entrance). See here for map
On Tuesday 4 March, the Venezuela Information Centre is organising a peaceful show of support for Venezuelan sovereignty and against oil-giant ExxonMobil’s hostile action against Venezuela.
Under President Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan government has taken greater control over the country’s oil resources and used them to dramatically expand free healthcare and education to millions of people and to tackle poverty.
Instead of reaching an agreement with the Venezuelan government to restore the country’s greater control over its oil, as 30 out of 32 companies have done, ExxonMobil has taken legal action resulting in $12 billion of the Venezuelan state oil-company’s (PdVSA) assets being frozen by a British court injunction.
Venezuela is currently challenging this decision in the British High Court.
COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR VENEZUELAN NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND AGAINST EXXONMOBIL’S ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THIS.
Over fifty MPs and MEPs, prominent figures from the arts world, trade union leaders, academics and others have signed a statement raising concern over ExxonMobil’s legal action and its attempt to prevent the Venezuelan government from exercising its right to control its natural resources.
The full statement and the list of signatories is at www.vicuk.org where you can also sign the statement.
More information on ExxonMobil's economic aggression is available here